On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1944

Historical Events

  • Battle of Gulf of Leyte begins - largest naval battle of WWII near the Philippines
  • First Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
  • Soviet army invades Hungary
  • Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's flagship the heavy cruiser Atago sinks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf

Famous Birthdays

  • Warren Burton, American actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), dies at 67
  • Hana Brady, Jewish Czech Holocaust victim (Hanna's Suitcase), dies at 13
1944 Highlights

About October 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio